From up to 13,500 feet in the air, skydivers plunge out of Miami Skydiving Center's airplanes, accelerate to 120 miles per hour, and take in scenic bird's-eye views of the Everglades, the Atlantic Ocean, and the giant gorillas terrorizing downtown. But before they enjoy this unique perspective, divers first learn the basics during on-ground tandem diving instruction. Instructors use this initial jump to get new divers excited about and familiar with the process of skydiving and the essential safety procedures. They then teach committed diving pupils to skydive solo with an accelerated freefall program. And as their students progress further, the instructors can introduce them to more advanced techniques such as belly flying and skyboarding.
Skydive Coastal California's air-riding experts take first-time and experienced jumpers to the stratosphere for jumps above the scenic vistas of southern California. Tethered to clients, they guide tandem rides to facilitate first tastes of terminal velocity before coasting in for a soft landing. To accommodate licensed skydivers with a current reserve parachute, the staff guides planes over the business's own scenic landing zone so jumpers can take to the air on their own. Beginners who wish to become full-fledged divers can opt for the Accelerated Freefall program, in which aficionados teach the skills necessary to make solo jumps such as how to handle equipment or merge into goose traffic without a blinker.
At Planet Air Sports, kids and adults spend as little time on the ground as possible. That's because they're too busy jumping across 6,000 square feet of trampolines, executing somersaults on the bungee trampolines, and playing intense games of bouncy dodgeball. They also practice their Indiana Jones impressions as they maneuver over planks and suspended tires on the upper or lower ropes courses. Other exciting activities include ninja-inspired climbing walls, the fear-challenging Leap of Faith, and the shifting surfaces of the colorful Twister. The facility even lets visitors live out their deepest sports fantasies; trampoline basketball courts facilitate sweet dunks, and the snowboard-inspired X-Board allows guests to spin through a full 360 degrees.
While kids play, parents can retire to the lounge area or watch the action from viewing spots around the facility, which is outfitted with comfortable couches and free WiFi throughout. Families spending the day at the facility can take a snack break at the in-house cafe, which serves a menu of pizza, sandwiches, and salads, in addition to small bites, such as mozzarella sticks, muffins, and fries. All of these extra comforts make the center an ideal spot for birthday parties, corporate team-building exercises, and fun family outings.